Category: High School

[1/11/2018] Tie Break Rules for Spring and Summer Koshien

The steering committee for the 90th Spring Koshien (Senbatsu) met in Osaka on January 10 and selected Ima Arite for the opening march. Ima Arite is also currently the tournament song. The thirty-six participating high schools will be decided by the selection committee on January 26.

The following tie break rules will also be introduced, not just to the Spring Koshien, but also to the Summer Koshien and various spring, summer, and fall tournaments.

  • the tie break will be used beginning in the thirteenth inning. Innings will begin with runners on first and second and no out.
  • the batting order will resume where it ended in the previous inning.
  • if the game has to be canceled after the start of a tie break, the game will end in a tie and a rematch will be played on the following day (or at the earliest possible date).
  • if the game is still tied after the fifteenth inning, the game will continue, however, each pitcher will be limited to a total fifteen innings. Pitchers that reach fifteen innings will only be able to continue playing as a position player.
  • the tie break will not be used during the final game. If the game is still tied after fifteen innings, then the game will end and a rematch will be played the following day (or at the earliest possible date). The tie break will be used for the rematch game.

Additional rules:

  • the two runners on base at the start of tie break innings will not count as earned runs if they score. The two runners will not get credit for being on base. Stolen bases, caught stealing, runs, and left on base will count, as will other stats connected to the runners, like RBI and double plays.
  • there will be no complete games.
  • there will be no hitters.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2018, Daily Sports 1/10/2018, Daily Sports 1/10/2018

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[12/19/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on December 19 to determine punishments for the following cases:

College

Game Suspensions

九州国際大
Kyushu Kokusai
部員の飲酒、喫煙
Drinking, smoking
11月29日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 28

High School

Game Suspensions

仙台育英(宮城)
Sendai Ikusei (Miyagi)
部員の飲酒、喫煙
Drinking, smoking
12月5日から6カ月
Six months beginning on December 5
我孫子東(千葉)
Abiko Higashi (Chiba)
部員の窃盗
Theft within the team
11月7日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 7
横須賀(静岡)
Yokosuka (Shizuoka)
部員の盗品授受
Transfer of stolen goods
9月1日から6カ月を3月31日までに延長
Six months beginning on September 1, extended until March 31
東稜(京都)
Toryo (Kyoto)
部員の部内暴力
Internal violence
11月18日から6カ月
Six months beginning on November 18
高岡向陵(富山)
Takaoka Koryo (Toyama)
部員の部内暴力
Internal violence
11月20日から6カ月
Six months beginning on November 20
静岡農(静岡)
Shizuoka Nogyo (Shizuoka)
部員の部内外いじめ
Bullying (internal)
11月22日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 22
校名非公表
Undisclosed
部員の人権侵害行為
Human rights violation
期間非公表
Undisclosed

Suspensions

北海道栄(北海道)の監督
Hokkaido Sakae (Hokkaido) manager
部外暴力
Violence (external)
11月17日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 17
焼津中央(静岡)の監督
Yaizu Chuo (Shizuoka) manager
部内暴力、報告遅れ
Violence (internal), delayed report
10月31日から6カ月
Six months beginning on October 31
京都広学館(京都)のコーチ2人
Kyoto Kogakkan (Kyoto) two coaches
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
11月8日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 8
市川越(埼玉)の監督、顧問
Shiritsu Kawagoe (Saitama) manager, adviser
中学生練習参加規定違反
Violated junior high school practice participation regulations
11月24日から1年間
One year beginning on November 24
おかやま山陽(岡山)の部長
Okayama Sanyo (Okayama) director
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
12月5日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 5
桑名北(三重)の監督
Kuwana Kita (Mie) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
11月16日から6カ月
Six months beginning on November 16
暁星国際(千葉)の監督
Gyosei Kokusai (Chiba) manager
不適切行為
Inappropriate behavior
12月4日から6カ月
Six months beginning on December 4
早稲田摂陵(大阪)の監督
Waseda Setsuryo (Osaka) manager
部内暴言
Violent language
12月7日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 7
浦和実(埼玉)の監督
Urawa Jitsugyo (Saitama) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
12月1日から3カ月
Three months beginning on December 1
静岡農(静岡)の監督
Shizuoka Nogyo (Shizuoka) manager
部内暴力、暴言
Violence (internal), violent language
11月18日から1カ月
One month beginning on November 18

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Source: Jiji 12/19/2017

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[11/26/2017] Senbatsu Tie-Break Rules, Kanagawa split into two for 100th Summer Koshien

The Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) decided that the new tie-break rules for the 90th Spring Koshien next year will be finalized in January 2018. The JHBF originally planned to set the final rules before the end of the year, but they decided to extend the deadline so that they can take all suggestions (provided through surveys given by regional federations across Japan) in consideration.

Source: Sponichi 11/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/26/2017Sanspo 11/26/2017

The JHBF decided the 100th Summer Koshien message will be, “Arigato Natsu 100-kai Korekaramo” (Thank you, summer 100 times, from here on too).

Source: Daily Sports 11/24/2017

The Kanagawa High School Baseball Federation (KHBF) decided to split the Kanagawa region into two tournaments for the 100th Summer Koshien: the South Kanagawa Tournament and the North Kanagawa Tournament. The federation has 194 high school members and ninety-six will be in the South Kangawa and ninety-eight in the North. The Kanagawa Tournament will be split into North and South for the first time since the 90th Koshien Tournament in 2008.

Source: Daily Sports 11/24/2017Sponichi 11/24/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/24/2017, Official List of North/South Schools (pdf, in Japanese)


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[11/21/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on November 21 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Game Suspensions

周防大島(山口)
Suo Oshima (Yamaguchi)
部員の飲酒、窃盗、喫煙
Drinking, stealing, smoking
10月14日から6カ月
Six months beginning on October 14
羽島(岐阜)
Hashima (Gifu)
部員の喫煙
Smoking
10月7日から6カ月
Six months beginning on October 7
神戸高塚(兵庫)
Kobe Takatsuka (Hyogo)
部員の部内いじめ
Bullying (internal)
10月13日から6カ月
Six months beginning on October 13
大宮工(埼玉)
Omiya Kogyo (Saitama)
部員の器物破損、迷惑行為ほか
Damaged property, caused a nuisance
10月8日から9カ月
Nine months beginning on October 8
校名非公表
Undisclosed school
部員の盗撮
Secret photography
11月5日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 5
大阪偕星(大阪)
Osaka Kaisei (Osaka)
部員の部内いじめ、遊技場遊技、喫煙
Bullying (internal), gambling, smoking
11月1日から6カ月
Six months beginning on November 1
栗東(滋賀)
Ritto (Shiga)
部員の部内いじめ
Bullying (internal)
11月1日から3カ月
Three months beginning on November 1

Suspensions

おかやま山陽(岡山)のコーチ
Okayama Sanyo (Okayama) coach
副部長に暴力
Violence toward the deputy drector
11月2日から1年間
One year beginning on November 2
岩国(山口)の監督
Iwakuni (Yamaguchi) manager
不適切指導、暴力、暴言
Inappropriate coaching, violence, violent language
9月27日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 27
都城工(宮崎)の監督
Miyakonojo Kogyo (Miyazaki) manager
不適切指導
Inappropriate coaching
10月25日から3カ月
Three months beginning on October 25
聖光(山口)の監督
Seiko (Yamaguchi) manager
部内暴力、隠蔽
Violence (internal), concealment
9月27日から1年間
One year beginning on September 27
聖光(山口)の部長
Seiko (Yamaguchi) director
監督不祥事の隠蔽
Concealing manager’s disconduct
11月8日から6カ月
Six months beginning on November 8
校名非公表の部長
Undisclosed school director
青少年を保護する条例違反
Violating an ordinance to protect youths
6月24日から1年間
One year beginning on June 24

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Source: Jiji 11/21/2017

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[11/15/2017] 48th Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament: Schedule

College Division

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
11/10 Fri 13:30 1 関西大
Kansai
1-2 創価大
Soka
    16:00 2 富士大
Fuji
4-1 大阪商業大
Osaka Shogyo
11/11 Sat 13:30 3 環太平洋大
Kantaiheiyo
5-1 慶應義塾大
Keio Gijuku
    16:00 4 九州共立大
Kyushu Kyoritsu
8-7 名城大
Meijo
11/12 Sun 13:30 5 富士大
Fuji
1-9 東洋大
Toyo
    16:00 6 星槎道都大
Seisa Dohto
1-0 創価大
Soka
11/13 Mon 15:30 7 日本体育大
Nippon Taiiku
7-1 九州共立大
Kyushu Kyoritsu
11/14 Tue 13:30 8 環太平洋大
Kantaiheiyo
2-10 星槎道都大
Seisa Dohto
    16:00 9 東洋大
Toyo
0-4 日本体育大
Nippon Taiiku
11/15 Wed 12:00 10 星槎道都大
Seisa Dohto
0-3 日本体育大
Nippon Taiiku

High School Division

Date Time Gm First Base Score Third Base
11/10 Fri 08:30 1 おかやま山陽高
Okayama Sanyo
1-5 創成館高
Soseikan
    11:00 2 日本航空石川高
Nihon Koku Ishikawa
7-6 日大三高
Nichi Dai San
11/11 Sat 08:30 3 大阪桐蔭高
Osaka Toin
4-2 駒大苫小牧高
Komazawa Tomakomai
    11:00 4 明徳義塾高
Meitoku Gijuku
5-3 中央学院高
Chuo Gakuin
11/12 Sun 08:30 5 聖光学院高
Seiko Gakuin
4-6 創成館高
Soseikan
    11:00 6 日本航空石川高
Nihon Koku Ishikawa
4-6 静岡高
Shizuoka
11/13 Mon 10:30 7 大阪桐蔭高
Osaka Toin
4-7 創成館高
Soseikan
    13:00 8 静岡高
Shizuoka
3-5 明徳義塾高
Meitoku Gijuku
11/14 Tue 10:30 9 創成館高
Soseikan
0-4 明徳義塾高
Meitoku Gijuku
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[10/21/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on October 20 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Game Suspensions

田奈(神奈川)
Tana (Kanagawa)
部員の部内いじめ
Bullying (internal)
9月12日から6カ月
Six months beginning on September 12
田辺(京都)
Tanabe (Kyoto)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
10月11日から3カ月
Three months beginning on October 11

Suspensions

今治西(愛媛)の副部長
Imabari Nishi (Ehime) deputy director
住居不法侵入、児童買春・児童ポルノ禁止法違反
Tresspassing, child prostitution/child pornography violation
7月25日から無期
Indefinite, beginning on July 25
名張(三重)の監督
Nabari (Mie) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
9月11日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 11
八戸西(青森)の監督
Hachinohe Nishi (Aomori) manager
部内暴力、暴言
Violence (internal), abusive language
9月5日から1年間
One year beginning on September 5
五條(奈良)の監督
Gojo (Nara) manager
部内暴力、暴言
Violence (internal), abusive language
8月24日から6カ月
Six months beginning on August 24
平工(福島)の部長
Taira Koygo (Fukushima) director
盗撮
Secret filming
8月25日から1年間
One year beginning on August 25
日高中津(和歌山)の部長
Hidaka Nakatsu (Wakayama) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
9月23日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 23
校名非公表の監督
Unnamed school manager
青少年を保護する条例違反
Violation of rules to protect youths
1月18日から無期
Indefinite, beginning on January 18
富山工(富山)の監督 
Toyama Kogyo (Toyama) manager
部内暴力と報告遅れ
Violence (internal) and delayed report
9月1日から3カ月
Three months beginning on September 1
佐世保実(長崎)の部長
Sasebo Jitsugyo (Nagasaki) director
部内暴力と報告遅れ
Violence (internal) and delayed report
10月2日から6カ月
Six months beginning on October 2
百石(青森)の部長
Momoishi (Aomori) director
酒気帯び運転
Driving under the influence
9月28日から1年間
One year beginning on September 28

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Source: Jiji 10/20/2017

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[10/2/2017] Kotaro Kiyomiya (Waseda Jitsuygo) NPB Meetings

Kotaro Kiyomiya (Waseda Jitsuygo) NPB Meetings.

  • Orix Buffaloes
    • Hideki Morikawa (assistant director), Takaharu Nakagawa (chief amatuer scout)
    • Posting System = open to discussion.
  • Yokohama Bay Stars
    • Tatsuhiro Hagiwara (division chief), Mitsunori Kakehata (Nishi Nihon chief scout), Takashi Yoshida (chief scout)
    • Kiyomiya asked about Yoshitomo Tsutsugo’s development.
  • Softbank Hawks
    • Ryutaro Fukuyama (assistant chief amatuer scout), Kazuo Ogawa (director player development, chief scout), Shogo Yamamoto (scout), Hidehiko Mikasa (deputy director)
    • The Hawks gave an explanation about their farm system and facilities. They showed him a twenty page pamphlet with information about their facilities and the video archive system that is accessible through iPads.
    • The Hawks stressed the importance of the development process. They used Yuki Yanagita as an example.
    • The Hawks told Kiyomiya they wanted him to join their organization.
    • Kiyomiya did not ask any questions.
    • Posting System = up until now, no.
  • Seibu Lions
    • Haruhiko Suzuki (director), Hisanobu Watanabe (senior director)
    • The Lions explained the development process for players in their system. Mentioned how they have experience with players out of high school.
    • Kiyomiya’s father asked about the current state of the Lions’ facilities.
  • Yomiuri Giants
    • Kaoru Okazaki (chief scout), Kazuo Ishii (president), Yoshitaka Katori (general manager)
    • Posting System = generally no.
  • Yakult Swallows
    • Satoshi Kashibuchi (scout), Keiichi Sakai (scout)
    • The Swallows provided Kiyomiya with information about Ni-gun facilities. They also used Tetsuto Yamada as an example of their development program.
    • Kiyomiya’s father asked about what is going to happen to Jingu Stadium during the Olympics.
    • Kiyomiya mentioned that he has a lot of friends that are Yakult Swallows fans.
  • Chunichi Dragons
    • Muneo Nakada (chief scout), Eiji Shotsu (scout)
    • The Dragons expressed serious interest in Kiyomiya and told him they were thinking about selecting him with their first pick.
    • The Dragons did not prepare any physical materials.
  • Hanshin Tigers
    • Noriyoshi Sano (chief scout), Shunji Hatayama (chief scout), Kazuya Nagayoshi (amatuer scout director)
    • The Tigers informed Kiyomiya that they wanted to select him with their first pick.
  • Rakuten Eagles
    • Masahiko Goseki (scout), Yoshinori Okihara (scout), Tetsuro Nagashima (chief scout)
    • The Eagles talked about their facilities, particularly the natural grass as Kobo Park Miyagi.
    • The Eagles looked to players like Yuki Matsui, Louis Okoye, Tomohiro Anraku, and Shoma Fujihira as examples of high school players they developed.
  • Chiba Lotte Marines
    • Yoshinari Nagano (chief scout), Kenji Morozumi (scout)
    • The Marines created a presentation explaining their player development process. They mentioned players like Kazuya Fukuura, Toshiaki Imae, and Tsuyoshi Nishioka.
    • The Marines also gave Kiyomiya two bags of Lotte sweets.

Kiyomiya was joined by his parents and Waseda Jitsugyo Baseball Director Takayuki Kunisada. Each team had about thirty minutes.

The Hiroshima Carp are not planning to select Kiyomiya with their first pick because he does not fit their style of play (if they select a position player, they want someone with more speed). They could instead focus their efforts on players like Shosei Nakamura (Koryo HS), Katsuki Azuma (Ritsumeikan), Daiki Tajima (JR Higashi Nihon), Hiroshi Suzuki (Yamaha), and Kohei Suzuki (Hitachi).

There was no mention of the posting system or the MLB during any of the talks.

The Nippon Ham Fighters canceled their morning meeting with Kiyomiya today due to a conflict in schedule. They are planning to see him on another day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2017Daily Sports 10/2/2017, Daily Sports 10/2/2017, Daily Sports 10/2/2017, Daily Sports 10/2/2017, Daily Sports 10/3/2017Sponichi 10/2/2017, Sanspo 10/2/2017, Sanspo 10/2/2017, Sanspo 10/3/2017, Sanspo 10/3/2017, Sanspo 10/3/2017, Sanspo 10/3/2017, Sports Hochi 10/3/2017, Sports Hochi 10/3/2017, Sponichi 10/3/2017, Sponichi 10/3/2017, Sponichi 10/3/2017, Sponichi 10/3/2017, Tokyo Sports 10/3/2017

[UPDATE 10/4 @ 3:42pm]

The Fighters currently have no plans to meet Kiyomiya before the draft.

Source: Sponichi 10/4/2017

[UPDATE 10/7 @ 3:13am]

Swallows Senior Director told reporters on October 6 that they will probably select Kiyomiya with their first pick.

Source: Sponichi 10/6/2017

[UPDATE 10/24 @ 12:16am]

The economic impact of the Tigers landing Kiyomiya could end up being as much as 6.4 billion yen, according to Kansai University emeritus professor Katsuhiro Miyamoto.

Source: Daily Sports 10/23/2017

[UPDATE 10/28 @ 3:47am]

Miyamoto adjusted his numbers for the Nippon Ham Fighters and came up with an estimate of about 6.26 billion yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2017


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[9/21/2017] Waseda Jitsugyo High School’s Kotaro Kiyomiya to enter 2017 NPB draft

Waseda Jitsugyo announced today that Kotaro Kiyomiya is scheduled to hold a press conference tomorrow. He is expected to make an announcement about his plans.

Source: ZakZak 9/21/2017

[UPDATE 9/22 @ 6:37pm and 9/23 @ 1:32am]

Kiyomiya held a press conference in Kokubunji, Tokyo earlier today and announced that he plans to submit a draft eligibility form.

Various notes

  • He made his decision after he returned from Canada.
  • There was no one deciding factor, but it was always a dream to play professionally and he wanted to play at a higher level.
  • He made the decision on his own, without help from anyone in particular.
  • His manager looked happy when he told him his decision.
  • His parents will support his decision.
  • He is okay about joining any of the twelve NPB teams. He will go anywhere that will help him grow.
    • He and his father are Hanshin Tigers fans.
  • His ideal professional baseball player is Sadaharu Oh. It is also his dream to become a home run king.
  • Softbank, Rakuten, Nippon Ham, Lotte, Yokohama, Yomiuri, Chunichi, and Yakult might all be interested in him.
    • Tigers’ President Keiichiro Yotsufuji told reporters today they plan to use their first round pick on him.
    • Every NPB team other than Orix might be interested him.
  • His dream is still to play in the Majors. It is his final goal.
  • He enrolled at to Waseda Jitsugyo because he was originally planning to go to Waseda University. He wanted to go to Waseda University because he wanted to play some rugby there. But after he got into high school, things changed. He never really considered going straight to the Majors.
  • He is still very disappointed about not winning a Koshien tournament.
  • The big changing point in his life may have been when he won a world championship little league title. That may have been the reason why he picked baseball over rugby.
  • He has not really thought about how he wants to go to the Majors (as in posting system or free agency). A lot will depend on what kind of player he becomes.
  • If he went to college, economics may have been his major.
  • He is not thinking about getting a degree through online or correspondence courses.
  • NHK and Fuji TV displayed the news of his decision as flash updates. TV Asahi showed bits of the press conference during an information program. Incidentally, I heard about it from a co-worker during a meeting (their mobile phone dropped an alert).
  • The press conference was held a Waseda Jitsugyo’s Tetsuya Komuro’s Memorial Hall. There were about 130 members of the media from fifty companies and twelve TV cameras. Some members of the media arrived at the hall ninety minutes early.

Source: Tokyo Sports 9/22/2017, ZakZak 9/22/2017, ZakZak 9/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 9//22/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/22/2017, Spors Hochi 9/22/2017, Daily Sports 9/22/2017, Daily Sports 9/22/2017, Daily Sports 9/22/2017Sponichi 9/22/2017, Sponichi 9/22/2017, Sponichi 9/22/2017, Sponichi 9/22/2017, Sponichi 9/22/2017, Sponichi 9/22/2017, Sponichi 9/22/2017, Sanspo 9/22/2017

[UPDATE 9/23 @ 1:15pm and 9/24 @ 1:52am]

Some more notes:

  • If the Hawks select Kiyomiya and they go to a lottery, Kimiyasu Kudo is thinking about asking Sadaharu Oh to draw the winning ticket. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2017
    • The Hawks generally do not post players. They are not expected to make an exception for Kiyomiya. Since they have a deep team, they have the luxury of giving him to to grow at Ni-gun before using him at Ichi-gun. Source: Tokyo Sports 9/23/2017
  • The Carp like Kiyomiya, but they tend to go after players with connections to Hiroshima. Koryo’s Shosei Nakamura is a possibility. They also want a pitcher that can contribute right away. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/23/2017, Sports Hochi 9/23/2017
  • The Buffaloes will most likely go after pitching with their first pick. Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2017
  • The Dragons like Kiyomiya and Nakamura. Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2017
  • The Tigers appear to be open to posting Kiyomiya. Source: Tokyo Sports 9/23/2017
  • There are three main reasons why Kiyomiya decided to enter the draft: making it to the national team twice, making it to the Koshien, and setting a new high school home run record. Source: Sponichi 9/23/2017
  • Kiyomiya might turn down a team he is not interested in. He will have a chance to talk to teams before the draft. If he rejected a team, he could try to enroll at a Japanese college, or head overseas and do some studying in the US. Source: Tokyo Sports 9/23/2017

[UPDATE 9/26 @ 7:40pm]

Notes from September 26

  • The Yokohama Bay Stars GM Shigeru Takada is open to the posting system. Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2017
  • The Seibu Lions Senior Director Hisanobu Watanabe thinks the team might be a little low on pitching, but is still very high on Kiyomiya. Watanabe also thinks Kiyomiya is talented and young enough to move to another position, like third base or the outfield. Source: ZakZak 9/26/2017
  • The Hanshin Tigers held a scout meeting on September 25 and once again confirmed that Kiyomiya is their top pick. Source: Sponichi 9/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/26/2017

[UPDATE 9/27 @ 10:12pm]

Notes from September 27

  • The Orix Buffaloes are also apparently considering Kiyomiya for their first pick. They are not too concerned about their jam at first base. Source: Tokyo Sports 9/27/2017

[UPDATE 9/29 @ 2:40am]

Notes from September 28:

  • Scouts from the Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters, Yakult Swallows, Seibu Lions, and Yomiuri Giants visited Waseda Jitsugyo on September 28 to submit their forms of interest. From about noon until past 3:00pm, scouts individually met with a school official in thirty minute increments. They submitted their forms of interest, as well as temiage (small gifts), which included items like yokan and chocolates. Source: Tokyo Sports 9/28/2017
  • Kiyomiya could begin talking to teams some time after October 1. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2017
  • The Seibu Lions are preparing a presentation. Source: Sponichi 9/28/2017, Sanspo 9/28/2017
  • The Chunichi Dragons could meet Kiyomiya some time next week. Source: Daily Sports 9/28/2017

[UPDATE 9/30 @ 1:32am]

Notes from September 29:

  • The Hanshin Tigers also submitted a form of interest on September 28. Source: Sanspo 9/29/2017

[UPDATE 10/1 @ 2:22am]

Notes from September 30:

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[9/19/2017] Tie-break rules and start date for 90th Spring Koshien

The steering committee for the 90th Spring Koshien met in Osaka today. Tie-break rules will be added beginning next year. The rules will take effect in the thirteenth inning. Additional details will be decided later (some time by November).

Note: 131 games Spring/Summer tournament games have gone into extra innings since 2000. Of the 131 games, twenty-one required more than twelve innings, or about sixteen percent of all extra inning games.

The ninetieth Spring Koshien will feature thirty-six schools, four more than usual. Thirty-two schools will be regular selections, three twenty-first century selections, and one Jingu Tournament slot.

Regular Selection Regions

Hokkaido (one), Tohoku (three), Kanto/Tokyo (six), Hokushinetsu (three), Tokai (three), Kinki (six), Chugoku (three), Shikoku (three), Kyushu (four).

The Tohoku, Hokushinetsu, and Tokai regions will each have an extra slot compared to previous years. The Chugoku/Shikoku regions usually have two each and share one slot for a total of five, but will each have three.

The tournament will take place over thirteen days beginning on March 23, 2018. The selection committee will meet on January 26, 2018. Brackets will be decided on March 16, 2018.

Source: Sanspo 9/19/2017, Sanspo 9/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2017, Daily Sports 9/19/2017Sponichi 9/19/2017, Sponichi 9/19/2017, Asahi 9/19/2017

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[9/15/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on September 15 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Game Suspensions

樹徳(群馬)
Jutoku (Gunma)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月26日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 26
横須賀(静岡)
Yokosuka (Shizuoka)
部員の喫煙
Smoking
9月1日から6カ月
Six months beginning on September 1
鵡川(北海道)
Mukawa (Hokkaido) 

Smoking
9月9日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 9
羽島(岐阜)
Hashima (Gifu)

Smoking
9月7日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 7
東海大浦安(千葉)
Tokai Dai Urayasu (Chiba)
部員の無銭飲食
Eating without paying
9月13日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 13
生野工(軟式)
Ikuno Kogyo (Rubber Baseball)
部員の喫煙、飲酒、無免許運転
Smoking, drinking, driving without a license
7月14日から1年間
One year beginning on July 14

Suspensions

美濃加茂(岐阜)の副部長と監督
Minokamo (Gifu) deputy director and manager
不適切指導
Inappropriate coaching
8月25日から6カ月
Six months beginning on August 25
糸島(福岡)の監督
Itoshima (Fukuoka) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月18日から1年間
One year beginning on August 18
豊国学園(福岡)の部長と監督
Hokoku Gakuen (Fukuoka) director and manager
報告遅れ
Delayed report
ともに7月18日から6カ月
Six months beginning on July 18
柳井学園(山口)のコーチ
Yanai Gakuen (Yamaguchi) coach
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
7月21日から3カ月
Three months begining on July 21
星城(愛知)の部長
Seijo (Aichi) director
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月15日から6カ月
Six months beginning on August 15
近大泉州(大阪)の監督
KinDai Senshu (Osaka) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月24日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 24
富山第一(富山)の部長と監督
Toyama Daiichi (Toyama) director and manager
報告遅れ
Delayed report
もに9月1日から3カ月
Three months beginning on September 1
熱海(静岡)の監督
Atami (Shizuoka) manager
部内暴力と報告遅れ
Violence (internal) and delayed report
8月24日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 24
西南学院(福岡)の監督
Seinan Gakuin (Fukuoka) manager
部内暴力と報告遅れ
Violence (internal) and delayed report
7月10日から6カ月
Six months beginning on July 10
南稜(埼玉)の監督
Nanryo (Saitama) manager
部内暴言と報告遅れ
Abusive language (internal) and delayed report
8月19日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 19
鵬翔(宮崎)の部長
Hosho (Miyazaki) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
8月12日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 12
聖和学園(宮城)の部長
Seiwa Gakuen (Miyagi) director
不適切指導(部内)
Inappropriate coaching (internal)
8月1日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 1
日本文理大付(大分)の監督と副部長
Nihon Bunri DaiFu (Oita) manager and deputy director
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
ともに9月4日から6カ月
Six months beginning on September 4
東洋大牛久(茨城)の監督
ToyoDai Ushiku (Ibaraki) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月22日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 22

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Source: Jiji 9/15/2017

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Yakult 143 45 96 2
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Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
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